...The police helicoptor flying overhead in circles above my FJ cruiser was issuing a command through a bullhorn as my oldest son and I were talking to each other yesterday in the late afternoon. We didnt have a clue as to what was going on but we KNEW we were the only ones in a yellow SUV in that area. We both got out with our hands raised and were given further commands to walk up the hill to officers who were coming down to meet us. Two police cars came down the hill and 3 officers stepped out with weapons raised.
"Do you have any firearms on you or in your vehicle" asked the officer. "No" I replied, "I have a permit to carry concealed but I dont have my gun with me today."
After questioning us for a few minutes and searching my vehicle for weapons it turned out there was a report of someone shooting in the area. Well, we KNEW that was the case because we were out on the far edge of the bluff a little earlier and shots rang out VERY CLOSE to us and scared the BEEJEEBIES out of us so we decided not to hang around since we could not see where the person was who was firing, what he was firing with, and what direction he was aiming.
I have to say that the Fresno Police were very professional in the way the handled themselves and even though it was an extemely uncomfortable occurence and their guns were drawn, they didnt behave in anyway that made me feel threatened.
Here is one of the pics I took with the camera I was armed with.
We were parked in the flat area near the center of the image where the dirt road goes up the hill.
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